So today. I do something never before attempted in the history of Shehannism… In addition to resuming normal service, which means the next blog up will the lovely Shaina….talking about making a book trailer, sans mushy peas and steak broccolaise.
I may even have my own latest offering. Not the steak something else okay. Anyway, look I have a plane and a train and all to catch to get to the lovely Sandra. a Wild Rose Press author’s blog.
And I can’t delay as the lovely Sandra who kindly invited me over, is right here talking about her wonderful ideas and where they come very important to a writer- don’t ask about where I get mine, hers are amazing by the way- I am right with her talking….wolves.. http://www.sandradailey.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/his-judas-bride.html
See the busy lives we authors lead…. Why we get a bit…oh come on you know my day is not complete unless I show you Greeting Teeny…
Where do your book ideas come from?: By Sandra Dailey
I’m asked all the time where I get the ideas for my stories. Ideas for scenes can come from anywhere; an old movie you watched when you couldn’t sleep, a song that played on your car radio, a conversation you overheard at the next table in a restaurant, etc…
I book idea is a little more personal to me. Each of the two books I’ve had published so far had a little piece of my own life woven into the story.
This is the blurb for THE CHIEF’S PROPOSAL:
Ginny Dearing has finally realized her goal of teaching, but finding a position is proving impossible. After exhausting all possibilities, an Internet ad is her only hope. In a small town hundreds of miles away there is a job with one huge string attached…a husband.
Burned by love once, Brett Silverfeather finds his bachelor life more than satisfying. He’s facing re-election for sheriff, but this time the voters are looking for a family man. Brett finds himself pursuing a marriage he doesn’t want.
What is my personal connection to this story, you ask? I had a marriage of convenience. I was never a school teacher; I was an under-employed single mother of two toddlers, struggling to get by. My husband wasn’t the town sheriff; he was a farmer that worked seven days a week from sunup to sundown, and was also a single parent of two toddlers. We met, realized the opportunity, and agreed to raise our children together until they were at an age to be more self-sufficient. Did it work out as well as it would in a romance novel? We’ve now been married for almost thirty-three years and have seven grandchildren.
If you’d like to read Ginny and Brett’s story you can find it here:
The Wild Rose Press: http://bit.ly/PSiSNR
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/RTDJ01
Here is the blurb for Twice the Trouble.
Lacey Carlyle has worked for years to create the perfect blend of home, business and family. Now she risks losing everything when the land she farms is bought by the man who abandoned her thirteen years ago.
Alex has never understood why Lacey walked away from him. Now, he holds the deed to her farm and intends to make her pay. The only problem – two kids weren’t part of the plan.
Jenna and Jerrod may not see eye-to-eye but they are both determined to find happiness for their mom and keep their home safe.
Can Lacey and Alex put their pasts behind them and embrace a future together?
Is there any question what my connection was to this book? This is romance struggling to bud while raising children on a Florida farm and all the complications that come with it. The difference was, our four children were pre-school age at the beginning, while Jenna and Jerrod are pre-teens. Those were the most exciting years. Also, my husband and I didn’t have the history that Lacey and Alex had…it is fiction, after all.
To read more about this story:
The Wild Rose Press: http://bit.ly/10seHQa
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/12IqS7s
Now that you know a little about me, I hope you’ll be in touch. You can leave a message here and you’re welcome to contact me at the links below.
Thank you for having me on your lovely blog, Shehanne. It’s always a pleasure to connect with new readers and friends.
…………….Sandra, than you for having me. As I zip there now I have to say what an amazing way to find inspiration. Your life sounds better than a book!!